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  • Perfume launch special website for their tour

    March 15, 2016 @ 10:30 am

    Perfume have launched a special website for their live tour "Perfume 6th Tour 2016: COSMIC EXPLORER". They've also released the logo for this tour. The tour will be held to coincide with the release of Perfume's new album "COSMIC EXPLORER" (April 6 release). This will be their first tour in Japan since 2014's "Perfume 5th Tour 2014: Gurun Gurun". For the upcoming tour, they are scheduled to perform 15 shows at 7 locations. The second half of

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  • Yoshiki to donate special drum set for charity auction as 5-year commemoration of the Great Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

    March 15, 2016 @ 10:29 am

    On March 11 Japan local time, X Japan's leader Yoshiki donated his premier special edition of signature TAMA drum set for a charity auction to commemorate Japan's 5 year memorial of the Great East Earthquake and Tsunami in 2011. (*see below for details) The drum set will include Yoshiki's autographed signature drum sticks. If the winner resides in Japan and is able to pick up the item in Tokyo, Yoshiki will personally hand them over to the winner

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  • Katsuta Rino & Arai Reira to graduate from SUPER☆GiRLS

    March 15, 2016 @ 10:24 am

    SUPER☆GiRLS members Katsuta Rino and Arai Reira will graduate from the group after their concert on June 25 at TOKYO DOME CITY HALL. This was announced on March 13 during a release event for their latest album "SUPER★CASTLE" at Shinjuku Station Square. In order to pursue her dream of becoming a sportscaster, Katsuta will devote herself to studying the required language and skill. Similarly, Arai wanted this time to think about the chang

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  • Spitz to release first single since 2013

    March 15, 2016 @ 10:22 am

    Spitz will release a new single, titled "Minato", on April 27. This will be their first single since "Sara Sara / Boku wa Kitto Tabi ni Deru" was released in May of 2013. The title track is being used as the CM song for NTT Higashinihon. In addition, it will include another song called "Garakuta". The jacket cover and track list for "Minato" can be seen below.  [Spitz]01. Minato02. GarakutaSource & Image(s): natalie

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  • RADWIMPS release another song for Tohoku Earthquake restoration

    March 15, 2016 @ 10:21 am

    RADWIMPS have revealed the PV for their new song "Shuntou" via the band's official YouTube channel. Every year on March 11, RADWIMPS have been releasing a song for the restoration of disaster areas from the Tohoku Earthquake. This year, the band asked their fans to send in "videos of my view now," and those videos have been compiled for the PV. Noda Yojiro (Vo) commented, "As usual, I can only worry and pray for restoration, s

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  • Kato Natsuki is pregnant with her first child

    March 13, 2016 @ 12:20 am

    Actress Kato Natsuki (30) made an appearance in 'Kobe Collection 2016 SPRING/SUMMER' on March 12th at Kobe World Memorial Hall, and announced that she is pregnant with her first child. She said, "I can't walk the runway as I usually do, and I'm not even wearing heels. I'm sure a lot of you have noticed, but I have a baby inside of me." Kato strutted down the runway with a white leather jacket and pleated skirt. Her eyes welled up with tears as s

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 3/8~3/10

    March 13, 2016 @ 12:08 am

    This is Tokyohive's regular Drama Prime Time Report that gives you a detailed look at the prime time ratings with a focus on the weekly dramas. You can check out more of the most recent ratings from March 8th to March 10th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current winter dramas below! Screencaps: Aibou season14 === 3/8 – Tuesday 11.2%(?.?%) – 19:00-19:56 – Tuesday Surprise 12.6%(1.0%) – 19:56-20:54 – Odo

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  • KAT-TUN, Ikimonogakari, AKB48 and more to appear on MUSIC STATION spring special

    March 12, 2016 @ 10:17 am

    On March 25, MUSIC STATION will air its 3-hour spring special. This special broadcast will feature performances by AKB48, KAT-TUN, Kis-My-Ft2, Kiroro, Ketsumeishi, Sandaime J Soul Brothers, Hamasaki Ayumi, BEGIN and Kiritani Kenta, and Fujimaki Ryota. This will be KAT-TUN's last appearance on MUSIC STATION with 4 members. Check out the set list below! Ikimonogakari - "SAKURA"AKB48 - "Kimi wa Melody", "Sakura no Hanabira Tachi"

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  • Sonar Pocket to release new single 'ONE-SIDED LOVE' in May

    March 12, 2016 @ 10:15 am

    Sonar Pocket will release their new single "ONE-SIDED LOVE" on May 18. The single will be available for purchase in 4 different versions: Limited Edition and Regular Editions A-C. The Limited Edition will come with a DVD containing a PV and its making-of footage. Other details, such as the coupling track, will be revealed later. In other news, Sonar Pocket will make an "appearance" on the 12th episode of TOKYO MX anime "Nijiiro Days" to air on Ma

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  • X JAPAN reveal trailer for documentary film

    March 12, 2016 @ 10:12 am

    X JAPAN have revealed the trailer for their documentary film 'We Are X'. 'We Are X' was nominated for the movie division in the event 'SXSW 2016', which is taking place in Texas. The two-minute trailer shows interview footage of YOSHIKI and other persons concerned.  YOSHIKI is scheduled to make an appearance in 'SXSW 2016' on March 18 after the showing of the film. He plans on performing classical versions of X JAPAN's songs with a str

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